Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola and Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo have come a
long way. They are both long time foot soldiers of the astute politician and APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
While the Vice President served as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice under Tinubu, Governor Aregbesola was the Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure and he was then the most powerful commissioner.
Nicknamed ‘General’ by the Jagaban himself, he was the contact point for all the 35 state chapters of the AD particularly when Asiwaju became the only AD governor in 2003.
Though the relationship between the Aregbesolas and the Osinbajos
had graduated into a family thing, sources hinted that the relationship
might run into potholes unless the heads of the two families apply maturity in handling the issue currently causing ripples within the two families.
Aregbesola’s son, Kabiru was the Chief Personal Assistant to the VP
and in a shocking development, he was allegedly recently barred from the villa, disclosed a source who craved anonymity.
The DSS action was according to the source resultant from discoveries
by its men that the chap who didn’t know that his telephone conversations had been
bugged was allegedly discovered to have revealed official matters to the
other person on the line.
‘Aregbesola as a governor knows the importance of security; he
reportedly didn’t feel offended and he even tongue-lashed the son for such carelessness while he knows that it was a security team decision and not directly that of Osinbajo’, he stated. Meanwhile, a government
source in Osogbo stated that no such incident ever happened and that
VP Osinbajo remains a good and loving father to Kabiru Aregbesola and that the relationship between the governor and the VP is also cordial.
‘It is not true; it is a figment of imagination of those peddling the rumour’, he emphasized.